Polier, Justine Wise, 1903-1987
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
This collection contains correspondence between Judge Justine Wise Polier and Eleanor Roosevelt sent between 1938-1962, with additional correspondence sent between Judge Polier and other individuals through 1972. The bulk of the correspondence between the two women is of a personal nature. There is also correspondence relating to US political and social concerns including WWII immigration quotas, Jewish refugees from various countries, settlement houses, education for racial minorities, and the Civil Rights Movement.
Contains 21 typescripts from oral history interviews with individuals associated with Stephen S. Wise. The interviews were conducted primarily by Melvin Urofsky for a biography and transcribed at the Institute for Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Also includes over 300 photocopies of correspondence to and from Stephen S. Wise, found in the Yale University Library, Princeton University Library, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, American Jewish Archives and the Harry S. Truman Library.
The records of the American Jewish Congress, a national Jewish agency, concerned primarily with Jewish and other minority civil rights, include the constitution, by-laws, and minutes of the Administrative and Executive Committees and Governing Council of the Congress. The collection has materials generated by the National Biennial Conventions, Executive Directors, including Phil Baum and Henry Siegman, and the General Counsel files of Will Maslow, Commissions and the Jerusalem Conferences of Mayors, Regional Chapters, National Women's Division, Business and Professional Chapters, Public Relations, and miscellaneous activities conducted by American Jewish Congress.
This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Shad Polier, including legal files from cases with which Polier was involved, particularly those concerning adoptions and civil liberties, articles and speeches by Polier, correspondence, and materials from several of the organizations with which Polier was affiliated, including the American Jewish Congress, the World Jewish Congress and the NAACP. These materials reflect his widespread participation with the civil liberties movement, equal rights and anti-discrimination law.